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Blair Mountain War Woodland Press, LLC
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A brand new title, The Blair Mountain War: Battle of the Rednecks, tells the true story of the Blair Mountain War, the largest organized armed uprising in US labor history and led almost directly to the national labor laws currently in effect. The title's release comes at a time of controversy surrounding Blair Mountain as state officials ask the National Parks Service to remove the mountain from the National Register of Historic Places. This is on the heels of the historic mountain just being named to the National Register last month, on Monday, March 30th. Objectors seem to be a coordinated campaign by landowning and coal companies that are gathering signatures of property holders to oppose the nomination. "The Blair Mountain War: Battle of the Rednecks is a reprinting of the writings of George T. Swain," said Keith Davis, of Woodland Press, publishers of the title, "and it has great historic significance to southern West Virginia. It will certainly appeal to all lovers of history." At the time of this original manuscript, written in 1927, Swain was a reporter for the county newspaper, The Logan County Banner, in Logan. Here Swain paints a vivid picture, in his most unique style, of West Virginia in bygone days. Here he documents the accounts surrounding the 1921 Blair Mountain War and the struggle between state coal miners, calling themselves "rednecks", and the people of Logan. Granted, Swain was a staunch supporter of the controversial and powerful Logan County Sheriff Don Chafin at the time of this writing, so his particular take on the mine war is from that perspective. When he describes Logan County miners in this manuscript, he portrays them as being largely content and well-treated by mine operators. Yet, the truth was that there was a great deal of discontent in the Logan coalfields in 1921. As the late state historian Robert Y. Spence once wrote: "There was the resentment of difficult work for little pay. There was resentment caused by the mine owners' refusal to negotiate with the miners' union. Most of all, there was resentment of the attitude the mine owners had for the men who worked underground supporting the owners' way of living." Sheriff Chafin and mine operators within the county were defiant over and opposed to the unionization of the Logan field. For this, and for other related events that took place in the state, tensions escalated and, eventually, war ensued. It's been written that the result of this battle at Blair Mountain marked a turning point in the national movement to better the conditions of working people by demanding the legalization of unions. It was the largest armed labor confrontation in U.S. history. To this day, the Blair Mountain War stands as a powerful symbol for workers, even though Swain wearily concludes that the battle was a "foolhardy undertaking". "For historic purposes, this volume has great importance," Davis added, "and it specifically describes what was happening in the City of Logan, and throughout the county, after the miners' march began. Supporters rallied to Logan's defense at the time, and, eventually, federal troops were sent into the city by US President Warren Harding. This bit of West Virginia has national significance." The West Virginia State Archives stated that the mine wars have demonstrated the inability of the state and federal governments to defuse the situations short of initiating armed intervention. Regardless, the details behind The Blair Mountain War remain fascinating and controversial. True American history, The Battle of Blair Mountain is a fascinating account.
Time to Remember Helion & Company
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William Webb was born in Warwick, England, and joined the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1894 at the age of fourteen. In 1899, he sailed to South Africa with his regiment to fight in the Boer War; later they joined Lord Roberts Army in Bloemfontein and marched to capture Johannesburg and Pretoria, continuing on to fight at Diamond Hill, Belfast, and Komati Poort. At twenty-one years old he was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal with six battle clasps for his service. When the First World War started in 1914, the 7th Division was formed comprising of the 20, 21, 22 and 91 Brigades, most of which were manned by serving regulars returning from outposts in the British Empire. The 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, part of the 22 Brigade, landed in Belgium on 4 October 1914. Lance Sergeant William Webb, now thirty-four years old, accompanied the regimental field doctors in the frontline and led his stretcher bearers to recover the dead, sick and wounded. They worked under constant fire from enemy artillery, snipers and machine-guns, often knee-deep in mud, cold and wet. The Warwickshire Regiment fought in many battles during the First World War including the First, Second and Third Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Givenchy, Festubert, Loos, the Somme, the retreat to the Hindenburg Line, and Arras and Vittorio Veneto (Italy). Their actions in these battles are described in the book. William Webb's story was graphically recorded in his recently discovered journal, covering actions from October 1914 until January 1916. During the Battle of Loos (September 1915), the Royal Warwickshire Regiment suffered a devastating blow, losing 19 officers and 517 men including their commanding officer, Colonel B R Lefroy. His last words, recorded from the 22nd Field Ambulance after he was fatally wounded on 25 September 1915, were documented in this journal. Lance Sergeant William Webb, together with his stretcher bearers, worked relentlessly under enemy fire for eight sleepless days and nights recovering their dead and wounded comrades. He was 'Mentioned in Despatches' for gallant and distinguished service in the field during the Battle of Loos. By January 1916, there were very few survivors from the original 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment who had landed in Belgium. From 1916 until the end of the war in November 1918, the Warwickshires continued to fight and their actions have been described from battalion records. Time to Remember is an important contribution to understanding the dangers and discomforts that ordinary soldiers went through whilst fighting in the frontline during the First World War.
Blood Doctor Penguin
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